Malawi CSOs form anti-corruption alliance bloc

Four civil society  organisations (CSOs) in the country have joined hands to form a forceful anti-corruption bloc which has already written  Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) Limited  to cancel the K675 million contract to bring down Escom House in Blantyre.

CSOs in anti-corruption crusade

The National Anti-Corruption Alliance has also written the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to reverse its decision on the purchase of a Mayor’s residence in Blantyre without following proper procedures.

The rights groups that have formed the anti-graft crusade are Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Youth and Society (YAS), Livingstonia Synod’s Church and Society and Malawi Law Society.

CHRR’s executive director Timothy Mtambo said the alliance has given Escom two days to reverse the decision of demolishing the fire gutted building at a cost of K675 million.

“This useless building cannot cost K675 million just to bring it down. K675 million is just too much for this exercise,” said Mtambo.

He said the contract should have gone to contractors with lower bids.

Mtambo also said  the anti-corruption alliance wrote the Blantyre City Council and the DPP last year to rescind the decision over the sale of the mayor’s residence.

“They have not responded. They know that they never followed proper procedures, we never saw this in the newspapers as is supposed to be the case,” said Mtambo.

He said the DPP cannot buy government property because it is an interested party as a ruling party, saying the party can manipulate anything to its advantage.

The alliance said it will also exposed a catalogue of corruption cases that have occurred in the last five years which the opposition put at K1 trillion.

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Tiyeni naoni. Tufuna tione ma picture a obvula ujanso

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The reasoning behind forming the anti-corruption block must highly be commended. More or so, the leaders of the CSO’s forming the block must be knowledgeable about the procurement law itself. The procurement law provides for the aw ard of the contract to the least EVALUATED bidder. When advancing our arguments, we must understand the law surrounding our claims, otherwise we may be exposing our open hatred and intent to make noise where not necessary.

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Tiyeninazoni

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MTAMBO MUMAKWANA NDI ANZAKO AWO…AFINYENI ATAMBWALI AWA,…TOO MUCH KUJIJILIKA PA MA LINE OTI AKAWONA PALI POLOWERA KUBA…APUMBWA A CHABECHABE…MBAVA IZI ZA DPP!